Bruno Mars is Donating 24,000 Thanksgiving Meals This Year
He ended his tour in the BEST way.
After Bruno Mars ended his 24K Magic World Tour in Hawaii this week, he made an announcement that will surely leave a lasting impression in his home state: The Grammy Award-winning musician is giving away 24,000 Thanksgiving meals to Hawaii residents.
He’s providing the food via a donation he made to the Salvation Army — Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division’s 48th annual Thanksgiving Dinner meal program, according to the Honolulu Star Advertiser.
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“We are humbled and honored by this generous donation from Hawaii’s own Bruno Mars,” Salvation Army Major Jeff Martin said in a statement. “Because of his amazing gift, 24,000 meals will be provided to those in need on this Thanksgiving holiday in Hawaii. Bruno is a shining example of how people in Hawaii step forward and take care of one another and we are grateful to him for his aloha and kokua.”
Most people know that “aloha,” means “hello” and “goodbye.” The Hawaiian expression also means love or compassion, while "kokua" is the act of helping others in a sacrificial way, with no intent of personal gain.